07/17/17 4:48pm

We love seeing Shelter Island through your lens.

Here are some of our favorite Instagram photos from around the Island from New Year’s weekend. And like us, some of you felt the best way to celebrate the coming of 2017 was with a stroll along the shore or a hike in Mashomack Preserve.

Follow @northforker1 on Twitter and @The_northforker on Instagram, and use #shelterislander to share your photos with us. (more…)

07/14/17 6:00am

The NY Times made a recent visit to Shelter Island’s Ram’s Head Inn for brunch. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

What would you do if you only had 36 hours to spend on Shelter Island?

You definitely should grab a snack at Stars Café before heading to dinner at The Tavern. The next day you should hit up the Havens farmers’ market as well as Marie Eiffel Market. The following morning, be sure to take an early hike at Mashomack Preserve before brunch at Ram’s Head Inn. (more…)

07/12/17 9:22am

Baked apples at the Ram’s Head Inn. (Credit: Madison Fender/Ram’s Head Inn courtesy)

This summer, the North Fork and Shelter Island are a canvas of photogenic dessert plates. With an abundance of local, fresh ingredients by talented purveyors, it is no surprise that restaurant chefs have gone above and beyond creating photogenic, edible masterpieces. Cameras and smartphones will be out and ready even before you grab your spoon and fork.

Make your Instagram followers swoon with these six Instagram worthy desserts created by notable chefs of the North Fork and Shelter Island. (more…)